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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue · Des Moines, Iowa 50309 USA

Des Moines Marriott Downtown Weddings

Weddings at Our Hotel

No other wedding venue or banquet facility in Des Moines provides the exceptional service our hotel is known for. Experience our commitment to excellence and a refreshingly personal approach to planning your dream wedding. We'll make your special day our utmost priority, ensuring your every wish and family tradition is honored.

Request for Proposal

Let us handle everything.

Your guests will not only enjoy our convenient Downtown Des Moines location but also the many facilities and amenities we have to offer, which include:


  • 417 stylish guest rooms and suites featuring plush Marriott bedding and flat-panel TVs
  • New furnishings, vibrant colors and cutting-edge technology
  • 25,000 square feet of lavish event space
  • Complimentary airport transportation
  • Rock River Grill & Tavern, offering an innovative menu of American cuisine
  • Stylish, modern and comfortable lobby, providing an easy point for guests to meet up and grab a drink before or after the wedding
  • Swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness center

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Maureen Geis

Senior Catering Sales Executive

Phone: 1-515-245-5541


Additional Information

2017 Wedding Offer (PDF)

Our wedding packages will sweep you off of your feet.

All of our Des Moines wedding packages include the following complimentary services:


  • Overnight accommodations for the bride and groom on the night of the reception
  • Breakfast for two the morning after the reception
  • Cake-cutting service
  • Silver service, china and selection of linens
  • Skirted gift, punch, guest book, DJ and cake tables
  • Hurricane centerpiece with three-tier oil-lit candles
  • Special guest room rates
  • Customized Marriott wedding Web page
  • Marriott wedding registry
  • Personalized wedding menu tasting for four
  • Reception room setup and dance floor
  • Head table with chair covers arranged to fit your needs
  • Microphone at head table for toasts
  • Certified wedding planner to coordinate all your reception details
  • 20% discount on Carlson Crafts Invitations


Prices vary based on size of group, date of reception and needs. Call us now for details.


Thank you so much for all of your hard work on, and leading up, to our big day. It was absolutely perfect and we have you to thank for that.” - Emily & Jonathan, Bride & Groom


We cannot thank you enough for making our dream wedding come true! Your whole staff was incredible to work with and we couldn’t be happier to have chosen the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.” - Mark & Tessa, Bride & Groom

Service Charge & Tax

Prices are subject to tax and service charge (currently 6% sales tax and 24% taxable service charge). Tax and service charge are subject to change without prior notice.

Deposit & Payment

A $500 deposit is due at the signing of the contract. This will be applied toward your final bill. A credit card number is also required to book your reception.


  • 0-8 Hours: $12 
  • 8+ Hours: $24/ day with unlimited in and out privileges



Final menu selections should be decided about a month before your reception. Final payment is due 10 days prior to your reception.


Your final guarantee booking number is due 72 working hours prior to your reception along with your final payment.


Any personal items you would like to keep such as additional décor, vendor cake stand, cake knife and server, wedding gifts, champagne glasses and any other items not belonging to the hotel are your responsibility to remove from the wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa.